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Las Luchadoras Group
In this Group: Ciriaca, Blanca, Elena, Salvadora, Liz, Obtaciana, Julia, Emilia, Maida, Noelia, Nancy, Maria, Lissi
This group is called ”Las Luchadoras” [Tenacious Women] and is in its fourth cycle. They chose this name because all members are hardworking women who struggle to grow and help their families. They have taken part in a poverty reduction survey and three of them were found to be living below the poverty line.

One of the group’s members is Mrs. Emilia, who works hard to increase her income. She is in level one, and she is conscious that in order to grow, she will have to work hard. She says that she sells all types of foods and that this is her way of improving. She is trying as hard as she can, which is something laudable.

Mrs. Emilia is requesting a loan to buy bakery products, meat and lettuce, which will help her to realize her business plan, improve her income and serve her customers better.
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El grupo llamado Las Luchadoras está en su ciclo número cuatro, el grupo lleva ese nombre ya que todas las integrantes son mujeres muy luchadoras que se esfuerzan por ir creciendo y ayudando a sus familias. Ellas están haciendo la encuesta de eliminación de pobreza, donde tres integrantes se encuentran por debajo de la línea de pobreza.
Una de las integrantes es la Sra. Emilia, quien esta trabajando muy duro para mejorar sus ingresos, ya que esta en el nivel uno, es consciente,que solo esforzándose podrá ir creciendo. Ella cuenta que se dedica a la venta de comestibles de todo tipo, y que así esta tratando de mejorar. Esta poniendo todo de ella y eso es muy loable.
La Sra. Solicita de este crédito para la compra de panificados, carne, lechuga, lo que le ayudará a tener a concretar su plan de negocio, el cual le ayudará a mejorar sus ingresos, cumpliendo así con sus clientes.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of the innovative “Poverty Stoplight” program developed by Fundación Paraguaya for women living in poverty. A “stoplight” measurement tool is used to help borrowers self-identify the type of poverty that affects them most (lack of income, dearth of financial opportunities, poor living conditions etc.). Borrowers rate 50 areas of their life as green (not poor), yellow (poor) or red (extremely poor). Together with their loan officer, they come up with a plan to resolve yellow and red indicators. Through this program, Fundación Paraguaya hopes to lift 9,000 women and their families out of poverty by 2017.

To learn more about this unique approach to eliminating poverty, you can read this article on Fundación Paraguaya’s website.

About Fundación Paraguaya

Fundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $35,114,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,962.4
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Luchadoras Group's $2,200 loan helped a member to buy bakery products, meat and lettuce, among other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013